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Microwave Snack Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


10 cups

Priscilla Weaver zaps this fun snack in her microwave in Hagerstown, Maryland. "The peanuts and pretzels come out so crisp and munchy you'd think they were oven baked," she assures.


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 cups oyster crackers
  • 3 cups miniature pretzels
  • 2-1/2 cups salted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese


  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. Cover and microwave on high for 30-45 seconds or until butter is melted. In a 3-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine crackers, pretzels and peanuts. Add butter mixture and mix lightly. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; toss to coat. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4-5 minutes or until mixture begins to toast, carefully stirring every 2 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 338 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 580mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.

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